The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant

4.5
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$41 to $100
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Seafood
The Lagoon, Illawarra's premier dining experience by the sea, features a world class a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the freshest seafood while you take in the waves crashing on the beach. We have King prawns, Local Lobsters, Queensland Mud crabs, Sydney rock oysters, local fish and Scampi from the deep oceans of Western Australian, as well the finest grain fed beef and poultry!

Choose a wine from any region around Australia and New Zealand. From a crisp cool climate Sauvignon Blanc to Coonawarra Limestone Coast Merlot, they have wine for every palate and occasion. The Lagoon prides themselves on delivering elegant dining, an unsurpassed standard of service, and relaxed surroundings with a breathtaking view of North Wollongong beach.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately it was not special. Very disappointed. Completely forgot our entree then apologized and said it had been given to the wrong table. Offered to make more than brought us regular garlic bread instead of vegan as ordered so had to start again so ate entree with mains. Vegan garlic and herb bread was terrible after all that. Confused mains as we ordered no chilli with pasta and all came with chilli. Ordered vegan dessert - vanilla bean sorbet but we got raspberry with no explanation.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood platter never disappoints although I felt the size of the seafood (scampi, oysters, bugs, lobster) was a little smaller then the usual quality but given the recent draught and bushfires I’m thinking the quality of our produce is a little down to previous years everywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lunch at Lagoon Seafood was brilliant! The food was amazing and the staff tended to our every need without waiting. We were celebrating our anniversary and they decorated our very decadent dessert accordingly. Very impressed :) The restaurant is right on the beach so a lovely outlook topped off a beautiful lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food, excellent service, perfect for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Staff were nowhere to be seen and we asked 4 times for a 2 water glasses on arrival
Staff didn’t want to be there
That was obvious

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

At the prices they charge you expect a level of service that you feel is personal. I have had better attention and table service at my local cafe. Only one staff member managed a friendly smile. The rest look like they would prefer to be somewhere else.

Food was fantastic.

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FrazerC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was an enjoyable evening. Food was lovely and the service was excellent. The birthday touch was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall very good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love dining at the Lagoon restaurant, service and food is amazing, I will however take this opportunity to say that the cleanliness of the dining area and toilets is not so great. The bathroom and toilets were filthy and the restaurant just smelt, the carpets could do with a good steam clean.. this level of hygiene has been noted on many occasions not just our last.
My husband doesn’t want us to go back..

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Restaurant looks tired and run down. There were stains on the roof. The carpet was very dirty. Chairs ripped, Tables looked old and mismatched. Tanks at front were too dirty to see through. Couldnt easily find front entrance. Atmosphere was very clinical (in a dirty run down way). Restaurant badly needs renovating.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, polite staff and fresh seafood platters..
Thank you

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IreneK
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did request window seat .This was confirmed 2times plus phone call. No view at all small table for four two shared seafood platter our two plates did not fit on table. No bowl to wash hands on table no room had to ask for hand towel. Over crowded staff to busy just took order others. Delived limited menu no baked snapper which I regularly order only snapper fillets . Very disappointed Had I not had my grandson and partner to celebrate their engagement I would not had stayed.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been to the lagoon every year for the last 20 years and have never, ever had a disappointing meal. The food is always exceptional and cooked to perfection.

Even the simple things are done so very well (the stone baked garlic bread is addictive!!)

Add to that a beautiful view and the lagoon is something very special to me - the place where I have celebrated all the important occasions in my life.

My favorite restaurant in the world. Bar none.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and very friendly. Quick service and beautiful food

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and drinks were great, but the service lacked attention, experience and personalisation.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Myself and my wife have been to the lagoon many times over the years for various functions. On the night being a valentines day dinner, we had great experience overall, with no less than 2 Maitre D's fussing over us . One could see that they loved their jobs seeing to clients requests and being made to feel included. This made our dining experience, even more pleasureable.
I can only highly reccommend the Lagoon for any dinning occassion.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters were awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was a very good experience. We had dinner there and we did enjoy ourselves very much. We had beautiful and amazing food, we were treated kindly the staff were very kind and friendly and helpful towards us we left welcomed. We had such an amazing time and experience, The restaurant has a beautiful view of the beach and its located in a very good spot along the beach we would recommend your restaurant to anybody and we are willing to come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was just great overall

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the seafood platter for two for lunch on Valentines Day. The food was excellent and plenty of it and with dessert we were very full by the time we left. Good value for money. Service was very friendly and both of us were made to feel welcome. All in all this was a very enjoyable experience .

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Dapal
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location, very friendly staff , outstanding seafood platter!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food initial ordering slow but good after that

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will certainly eat there again everything was excellent deserving of the tip left

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff - very attentive without being intrusive.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My parents & I had dinner to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary, & I must say The Lagoon didn't disappoint. Nothing was too much trouble, the staff were friendly & attentive. We each had 3 courses & I must say the food was outstanding with the only criticism being the chef was a little heavy handed with the salt on my salmon, but the Oysters Kilpatrick & Baileys Creme Brulee were delicious. I must mention that my parents loved the little addition on their dessert plate "Happy Anniversary".

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect venue, service & value for $$
Staff are exceptional - an asset to this business

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We've dined at the lagoon several times over 15 yrs and always enjoyed it. Our last visit was about 2years ago. This time, service great,but our food, the chicken and the pork belly were overcooked and dry. Stick to the seafood or risk disappointment. Overall very ordinary and sadly we won't be back

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic - however we were having a relaxing dinner but we didn't appreciate being pushed by staff to finish our meal

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and great value for money with what you receive on the plate.Staff where great and service time excellent considering the number of dinner's.Must be a popular restaurant with seating for hundred's and was full.If you enjoy seafood this is a must if visiting Wollongong.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful views over the lagoon and beach, wonderful hot/cold seafood platters and an extensive menu. Our favourite seafood restaurant for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely lunch, opted for the premium platter with lobster and loved it. Only downside were the bathrooms, very dirty and smelly. Felt like nightclub bathrooms!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roger was so accomodating. We were having difficulty parking and contacted the restaurant to say we would be late. Roger took it upon himself to assist in finding us a spot. The level of service was exceptional from the moment Roger took my call until we left the restaurant. Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pricey but well worth it. Service was exceptional and the food was fantastic. Great place to have our 20th wedding anniversary especially given my wife had never eaten their before. Mortan Bay Bugs with garlic source was amazing. Lots of couples around us had seafood Platter for two which looked spectacular but you will need to be very hungry to finish that off between two of you!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the hot & cold seafood platter for 2. It was phenomenal! Would 100% recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Nothing was special. Noisy and overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so friendly and helpful. Very bright faces. The food and service were beyond our hopes.
Our lunch was a special treat and we were both impressed by all aspects of our dining. We will be going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have found that for special occasions it’s a wonderful place to dine and to indulge in foods and drinks which aren’t the ‘norm’.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a beautiful birthday lunch for my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lagoon Restaurant lived up to its reputation one again as I booked for my 36th wedding anniversary with my wife. Service was prompt, food was excellent and we were most taken with the special little complimentary desert delivered because it was a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole meal was great but the dessert was the best.
All three diners at our table tried different desserts and they were all fantastic both in their presentation and flavour. Mine would rate as one of the best desserts I have ever tried plus it had that touch of theatre as the salted caramel sauce melted through the chocolate to reveal the vanilla bean ice cream inside.

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The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1106 OpenTable diners.

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